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DSS: Newborn baby left at Greenwood hospital under Daniel's Law

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GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenwood County Department of Social Services said an infant was born on July 13 at Self Regional Hospital Greenwood County was left at the hospital in accordance with Daniel’s Law.

Daniel’s Law, also known as the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, allows new mothers to surrender babies unharmed at designated locations within 60 days of birth.

The Greenwood baby, Baby Doe, is a Caucasian male that weighed about 5 pounds and 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length at birth. He is now in DSS custody.

DSS said any person wishing to assert parental rights may do so during a permanency planning hearing at 1:30 p.m. on September 11 in the Greenwood County Courthouse Family Court Room.

The courthouse is located at 528 Monument St., Greenwood, SC 29646.

Click here to learn more about Daniel’s Law

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